I wrote a list this morning (I think it was this morning--I didn't get much sleep last night) outlining the list of scandals from this administration. I have also asked people to give me examples of positive contributions from this administration or a successful implementation of a policy. Any policy. Have they been effective at passing tax cuts during wartime at the same time they cut Veteran's benefits? Yep.
I have said this before, but I remember how people criticized Clinton for the continual "war room" and charged him with politicizing policy. I honestly don't think Bush people understood that charge, because if Clinton did that, he was an amateur compared to this admin. One time they used the published Budget to insert Bush administration campaign promotions. Who can forget the fake news programs they produced to sell to tv stations, or hiring news analysts to covertly promote their programs on Cable news? Add that Soviet style propaganda a desire to replace policy experts with political hacks everywhere from the FDA, EPA, and who can forget the interviews for employees in the Iraq Reconstruction asked about their views on Roe?
The US Attorney scandal is perhaps the worst example of how this Administration sees every possible moving thing in Washington as a political game. That is what Cheney thought of Watergate, and he has had free reign in this admin to further his agenda. The good news from this was that in spite of their vast level of incompetence, the Bush people evidently appointed some good US Attorneys--people who took their responsibility seriously and professionally. Now we have numerous examples, from New Mexico, to California, to Washington where US Attorneys have been fired for being too tough on immigration or too soft on immigration, or wait, too tough on Republican scum.
As I told Steve in the comments, I know far too many Republicans to assume this is how they believe. I know they are ethical, prinicipled and thoughtful people. But they have carried the water for a White House who is none of the above. At some point we will return to a more level playing ground where scandal is a bi-partisan issue, but that won't happen until this breed of Pseudo-Religious-Corrupt Republicans is sent back to the real estate business.
Worst president in our history. And worst example of Lincoln's part ever.